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Freshwater vs Saltwater Fish

Examples of Freshwater and Saltwater aquariums Fish Freshwater fish live in lakes, rivers, ponds and streams. Common freshwater fish include carp, bass, trout  (apache, blueback, brook, brown and cutthroat), sunfish, pike, salmon (pink, coho, chum, Chinook and altantic), catfish and whitefish. Saltwater fish are the most beautiful fish in the world. They range from the majestic marlin to the funny-looking flounder, and the goliath grouper to the tiny blenny   Saltwater fish includes albacore, certain types of bass, herring, shark, snapper,  eels, flounder, cod,  bluefish, common dolphin, butterfish, marlin, mackerel, tuna and yellowtail.  Fish are classified as either freshwater or saltwater based on their habitat, and this is the key difference between saltwater and freshwater fish. However, there are additional notable distinctions when comparing saltwater vs freshwater aquarium  fish. Structural Adaptation The paddlefish stirs up bottom-dwelling organisms with its paddle-shaped snou

Reef Safe Invertebrates in Saltwater Aquarium

    Saltwater Aquarium Invertebrates Not all   Saltwater Aquarium Invertebrates  are 100% reef safe . Many  Invertebrates will tear up corals, consume fish so  obviously care must be taken to choose .  I can find all them in Saltwater Aquarium fish store near me and they are will be a good fit with your corals.  There are renegades in any species, so if your new tank critter doesn't work out, remove it before it can do serious damage Shrimp  There are many marine shrimps, they are colorful and harmless  in saltwater aquariums Shrimp are entertaining additions, most of them  are nocturnal crustaceans that are reclusive, primarily scavengers, shrimps come out at night to eat most any type of foods.  Pacific cleaner shrimp  The most popular of aquarium shrimps. they clean parasites and debris  off your marine fish.   Coral banded shrimp    This beautiful and entertaining shrimp is not only reef-safe but also known  to actively clean fish when presented with parasites. Coral banded shr

Top Reef Safe Fish in Saltwater Aquarium

  Not all  Saltwater Aquarium fish are 100% reef safe . Many fish will tear up corals, consume fish so reef safe fish and invertebrates are plentiful but obviously care must be taken to choose .  I can find all them in Saltwater Aquarium fish store near me and they are will be a good fit with your corals.   Clownfish   One of the most popular, beautiful, colorful and easy saltwater aquarium fish for beginners  - a puppy version of a fish,  gentle, amusing, colorful little fish are a favorite reef safe fish  . Super hardy and a very frisky personality.      Yellow Tang (Yellow Surgeonfish) The quintessential yellow saltwater aquarium fish, gets along well with other fish in coral tank. Their bright yellow color is very attractive, and good for eating algae   algae in saltwater tanks They're also easy to find, and relatively inexpensive.    Tangs  (Surgeonfish)  Surgeonfish make great reef tank occupants. Being herbivores, they eat only algae, leaving your invertebrates and corals a

Feeding Saltwater Aquarium Fish

Some saltwater aquarium fish are gluttons, whereas others stop when they’re full.   It’s better to underfeed than to overfeed because  it's stresses your fish and  degrade water quality . You’ll find a lot of exceptions when feeding your wet pets. For example, some invertebrates, such as sea anemones and corals, house photosynthetic bacteria that provide them with nutrients, so you don’t need to feed them every day. Their diet, however, should be augmented once or twice a week with fresh, frozen, or live foods. Also, large carnivorous fish typically consume one large meal at a time, so you don’t need to feed them more than once every day or two.   Offer as much food as your fish will eat in five minutes. Flakes should sink no deeper than one-third the height of the tank. Provide tablets, pellets, or sinking food for bottom fish and invertebrates. Feed your fish in very small portions over the five-minute period. If any food is left over after this time, you’re an overfeeder.   Some

Saltwater Aquarium Maintenance

  Saltwater Aquarium Maintenance   Daily Tasks   Observe all coral and fish health   If you have corals in the aquarium check:   Calcium level 400 ppm   dKH  7- 9   ph level  8.2 - 8.4   Magnesium  1400 ppm   Feed Fish:  AM  PM  Inspect equipment:  Heating / Chiller  Filtration Lighting  Protein skimmer  Reactors   Saltwater tank Tests:  Temperature  25.5°  Salinity  35 ppt  ph level 8.2 - 8.4  Top up system  Weekly Tasks  Clean the aquarium   Using quality test kit check:  Ammonia Nitrite  Nitrate  Phosphate levels   Test:   Calcium   Alkalinity   Rinse pre-filter sponges  Biweekly / Monthly Tasks   Replace the disposable mechanical filtration media   Partial water change   Clean:  Aquarium Cover  Aquarium lighting fixture cover  Hoses and valves of protein skimmer  Bimonthly Tasks  Remove dirt and debris from:   Hoses   Biofilter overflow box   Return pump  Powerhead   Thermometer   Skimmer   Heater  Biyearly Tasks   Replace UV bulbs   Check LED lights

Saltwater Aquarium Setup A Saltwater Fish Tank For Beginners

Saltwater Aquariums For Beginners - Setup A Saltwater Fish Tank   First step I choose a tank in aquariums fish stores near me, more water volume, the more stable to your saltwater aquarium. A 40 gallon tank is a good size for beginners. Your fish will have the extra room and more stable water parameters. If you have space and your budget can handle it I recommend you starting a saltwater tank with larger water volume. Starting a big saltwater tank will require larger and more expensive equipment but the larger water volume will increase stability  Starting a small saltwater aquarium ( 10 gallon saltwater tank ) are cheaper to set up but require a lot attention due to their size and will cost you more in the future. Don’t be tempted by those beautiful  small saltwater tank .   A small saltwater tank can turn catastrophic quickly if you overfeed or something dies before you can discover and remove it.  The reason is the amount of water is so small, excess aquarium. fish waste, uneaten